LOS ANGELES — Wolfgang Puck’s Oscar menu is already receiving buzz, with its small-bites theme and a dessert from pastry chef Sherry Yard that is designed to be viewed through 3-D glasses.
“This year, we’sre going to have low tables, like in a lounge, and we’sre going to serve small plates — things you can eat with a fork or just with your hands,” Puck was quoted as saying in the L.A. Times.
The chef will forgo a main course for 10 small plates. Guests can expect Chinois lamb with cilantro-mint vinaigrette; crab and lobster Louie with horseradish panna cotta and marinated tomatoes; Shanghai lobster with coconut curry, jasmine rice and pickled ginger; and gold-wrapped baked potatoes with caviar and crème fraîche.
For dessert, Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard has created an Austrian chocolate cake that resembles a staircase leading to a giant edible Oscar statuette that is iced to pop when viewed through 3-D glasses. “It’s the first time we’sre going to eat in 3-D,” Puck, who was inspired by 3-D movies, told the L.A. Times.
Puck and his staff of 350 will serve about 1,500 guests, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The Academy Awards air Sunday.